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FROM THE PEOPLE ARCHIVES: Read the Only Interviews Elin Nordegren Gave About Her Split from Tiger Woods

Nordegren spoke to PEOPLE in 2010 and again in 2014, four years after her divorce from Woods → Read More

Stuart Smalley Is Not Dead: See What Has Sen. Al Franken Laughing These Days

"I've got the wig and I've got the sweater. I just don't bring Stuart out. But he's getting exactly as old as I'm getting," Franken, 66, tells PEOPLE → Read More

Al Franken Says John Belushi’s Fatal Overdose Inspired Him to Give Up Drugs

That tragedy was Franken’s own wake-up call to stop using drugs, he says → Read More

Paging Lorne Michaels: Sen. Al Franken Is ‘Tempted’ to Return to SNL as Guest Host

"If Lorne asked me to guest host, yeah, sure. I would be tempted to do that," says Al Franken → Read More

Sen. Al Franken Is ‘Flattered’ by Buzz, But Definitely Not Running for President in 2020

Al Franken, his wife and his daughter all tell PEOPLE that the Minnesota senator will not challenge President Trump in 2020 → Read More

Obama White House Photographer Goes on Assignment With House of Cards’ President Underwood

“Whether photographing the real President or a fictitious presidential character, it’s an exciting experience,” said Pete Souza → Read More

Inside Barack Obama’s Emotional Private Moments With ‘The Shot and The Shooters’ of Chicago’s Gun Epidemic

“They couldn’t believe that someone of his stature cared enough about them to listen” → Read More

Barack Obama’s Bromance with Joe Biden Lives On — But He Hasn’t Spoken to Hillary Clinton Since January

The first time the Obama and Biden saw each other was after Trump’s inauguration was a reception to christen the Obamas’ new offices in D.C.’s West End → Read More

Obama Attorney General Wants to ‘Channel The Resistance’ Against House Republicans on President Trump’s Bandwagon

Barack Obama is working with a group that targets Republican extremists who, as a result of the election of President Trump, feel safe in their districts → Read More

Secrets of the Obamas’ Lives Now: Michelle Carries Bag Lunches and Barack Still Can’t Drive

From answering the doorbell to working the coffeemaker, get an inside look at the Obamas’ post White House lives now → Read More

What Does Barack Obama Really Think of Donald Trump? ‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh–ter’

“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Barack Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Donald Trump → Read More

Michelle Obama Pledges to ‘Champion Girls Ed’ Amid Talk of Trump Administration Ending Her ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is already planning to step up on her near-and-dear issues that the Trump administration might neglect → Read More

Hillary Clinton Says If Not for FBI Director Comey and Russia, ‘I’d Be Your President’

Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also reveals she supported Trump’s airstrikes on Syria, but finds his approach to North Korean half-baked → Read More

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Till He ‘Regains His Strength’ From Mild Pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized over the Easter weekend with a "mild case" of pneumonia that has since resolved, his spokesman announced on Tuesday afternoon. But the 41st president is staying put at Houston Methodist Hospital "for further observation while he regains his strength," according to a statement released by his office. → Read More

Bill Clinton Pays a Visit to George H.W. Bush: ‘We Caught Up About Kids, Grandkids, Old Times and New Times’

George H.W. Bush’s spokesman says that the duo often catch up, noting that this weekend’s trip was “purely social” → Read More

Sean Spicer Scolds Longtime White House Reporter ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’ During Press Briefing

“It’s stressful on a daily basis,” reporter April Ryan tells PEOPLE of attending Spicer’s White House press briefings → Read More

George W. Bush Says Prince Harry Really Is Prince Charming

Through his work supporting veterans, George W. Bush has found a new ally: Prince Harry. The two met last year at the Invictus Games in Orlando for the second go-round of Harry’s passion project. (The first installment of the event took place in London in 2014.) And the former president is here to confirm all your dreams — Harry is just the Prince Charming you’d expect him to be. And to top it… → Read More

George W. Bush Puts the OMG in Om: That Time He Got Kicked Out of a Yoga Class

Laura Bush reveals that her husband is even more of a Renaissance man than we knew and can be found not only in his art studio—but on a yoga mat → Read More

Someone in the Bush Household Isn’t Thrilled About George and Laura’s New Rescue Pup Freddy (Hint: It’s the Cat!)

Freddy is a mixed breed pooch, or “what’s known as Heinz 57 variety,” Laura Bush tells PEOPLE → Read More

The Inside Story of George W. Bush’s Never-Seen Painting of His Wife Laura: ‘I Changed It Four Times!’

Former President George W. Bush tells PEOPLE he’s also painted a photo of his mother, Barbara Bush → Read More